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The first-ever Hasidic fine art Gallery opened this week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at the Condor Hotel. Exclusively exhibiting works by talented Hasidic artists, the themes range from Jewish History and Hasidic culture to the sublime wonders of the natural world. The first of its kind in New York, the gallery […]
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Moshe Grunfeld is not your typical Hasidic Jew, having built his once-creative outlet into a full-time career in the realm of special effects and theatrical makeup design and photography. He grew up in Borough Park, Brooklyn as a Skverer Hasid, then became close to the Munkatcher Rav in yeshiva and […]
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While Akiva Shtisel may technically not be Hasidic (as Yerushalmim look the part, but have different customs than Hasidim) and Zalmen Glauber is not angst-ridden like the fictionalized TV character, seeing a traditionally-dressed Jewish man from a close-knit community creating art that captivates the outside world, naturally reminds any Shtisel […]
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Kids are often told to dream big when growing up.  Although, once they reach their adolescent years, they are then suddenly told to be mature and realistic. This is the kind of thinking that Shosh Pasarel-Berkowitz has gone beyond while paving her career path as a female, Orthodox animator. Berkowitz, […]
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Kids are often told to dream big when they grow up. Then, once they reach their adolescent years, suddenly they are told to be realistic. Shosh Berkowitz,  found a way to combine her childhood dreams with a practical plan, to becoming an animator. Berkowitz, originally from Indiana, came to New […]
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Canada’s First Female Hasidic Politician May Be Bound for Parliament Mindy Pollak, 29, is negotiating unchartered territory for someone of her background. To her knowledge, no other Hasidic woman outside Israel has ever entered the political arena as she has. Re-elected last November for her second term as a councilor […]
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’93Queen’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2018 Forget Supergirl and Wonder Woman. To see a real female superhero in action, check out Paula Eiselt’s documentary concerning the creation of an all-female, Hasidic EMT corps. 93Queen centers on Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, the co-founder of the organization that gives the film its […]
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London Council Builds Housing With Religion-Friendly Features A London council is to build housing with religiously-compliant features designed to appeal to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, in what is thought to be a first for a local authority. Hackney council’s development, Tower Court in Stamford Hill, north-east London, will include lifts […]
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Inside Israel’s Only Glatt Kosher Art Gallery In a public bomb shelter is the Art Shelter Gallery, the only gallery in Israel, and presumably in the world, that operates in a Haredi neighborhood and that is deemed appropriate for that public. Meet the artists and curators seeking to vitalize Haredi […]
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  UK Math Prodigy Who Graduated Oxford at 13 is Now Orthodox Mom of 4 in Jerusalem She became famous in a competition as a child, but now this brilliant Mathematician is famous for choosing life as a Baalas Teshuva in Jerusalem. Cops Stage Fake Traffic Stop to Help Man’s […]
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